Bolt M-1 Hybrid Motorbike

Meet the Bolt M-1 motorbike, a hybrid motorcycle that features pedals but can achieve top speeds of 40 mph and 50 miles of range without pedaling once.

Here's what you need to know:

How fast does it go?
To meet California electric bicycle regulations, Economy Mode is tuned for a top speed of 20 mph. For off-road use, engage Sport Mode to reach 40 mph and higher power.  

How far can it go?
In Economy Mode and cruising at 20 mph on a bicycle path, the M-1 can travel up to 50 miles (30-35 in city) on a single charge and WITHOUT PEDALING ONCE.  For the adventurous (and “for off-road use only”), activate Sport Mode for a thrilling 5.5kW, 40 mph ride for 20-30 miles.  

How do I charge it?
Our standard 5-hour smart charger carefully manages battery health and ensures maximum range.  Simply plug one end of the charging brick into any standard wall outlet, the other into the bike, and press GO.
If you live in an apartment and don’t have a garage, simply remove the batteries with the theft-resistant quick-release, lock your bike outside, and charge your batteries inside using our charging adaptor.

Really... No license required?
Correct!  The M-1’s Economy Mode is limited to a top speed of 20 mph and 1,000 watts to comply with California electric bicycle regulations.  Each state may have its own restrictions. In California, as long as you are 16 years or older and wear a bicycle helmet, you can ride an M-1,  and you don’t need a license, registration or insurance.

What do I do if I run out of batteries?
You can actually set the M-1 onto its center stand and charge the batteries by pedaling.  However, conservation of energy suggests that you are just as well off pedaling home.

How long do the batteries last?
Our patented Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries are rated for over 2,000 cycles before any noticeable reduction in performance.  What that means is that you can ride your M-1 30 miles a day, every day for 5.5 years.  Just like a Tesla, your batteries will last 5-8 years depending on how hard you ride.

What is the maintenance schedule?
Unlike vehicles with internal combustion engines, the vibrations that the M-1 experiences are far less, so nuts and bolts don’t loosen over time.  With no oil to change or valves to adjust, the M-1 saves you even more money.  Just like with a bicycle, periodic chain, brakes and tire maintenance are required.  The M-1 is smart enough to know when it is time to perform routine maintenance.

I've never ridden a motorcycle, will I be able to learn?
If you can ride a bicycle you can ride an M-1.  We have people who never twisted a throttle as well as experienced motorcyclists hop on and effortlessly ride away.

How does the M-1 handle rain?
The M-1 performs flawlessly in rain, though just as with a bicycle or a motorcycle, extra caution must be used for safety and maneuverability.  You can actually ride the M-1 under water (assuming it has very low ionic content), though it is not recommended.

Source: Bolt Motorbikes

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